Thursday 10 January, 2013 - To round out an astounding year of lotto and Instant Scratch-Its wins for residents of Far North Queensland, another man has taken out a top prize of $1 million!
The Innisfail man in his 50s scratched a $15 Instant Scratch-Its ticket to win $1 million, the highest prize offered across all Instant Scratch-Its products.
The local mechanic said he was dumbfounded at winning the top prize.
“I buy a couple of Instant Scratch-Its tickets every week – a $2 ticket, $5 ticket and a $10 ticket. This time I decided I’d buy a $15 ticket and I picked a winner!” he exclaimed.
“I’ll be buying a new car now, and will be able to buy my own home after renting for years. I’ll also take my partner on a nice holiday.
“I’d also like to donate some of the prize money to a children’s charity close to my heart,” he added.
“First things first though, I’ll be having a beer or 17 with my mate to celebrate.”
The winning ticket was purchased from West Innisfail News, 206 Edith Street, Innisfail.